A Federal Investigation finds that 5 Jailed in 1995 Killing of New York City Cab Driver are Innocent
Here is another example of innocent people getting convicted of serious crimes and serving extended prison terms before the truth is discovered. These incidents demonstrate the vital importance of "proof beyond a reasonable doubt". Yes, some guilty people will go free, but these words may be all that stands between an innocent person going home to his family and having his life destroyed by an improper, unjust conviction. In defending this principle in every individual case, the criminal defense lawyer protects the liberty of us all. Wouldn't you agree that the acquittal of some is a price worth paying to prevent the unjust conviction of many?